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Multiple award winning harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau will see action this Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Park Raceway.   Horse Racing New Brunswick will host the provinces last race card of the harness racing season after this past Monday's card was cancelled due to poor weather and track conditions.   Saturday's top-class on Saturday afternoon will include the provinces top overnight horse of 2016 in New Brunswick, Fall Bliss. Dr. Mitchell Downey will pilot the pacer from post-five in race five.   Meanwhile, three-year-old stakes winner K D Overdrive will have Gilles Barrieau in the bike from post-two in the afternoon's $ 1350 main event on the five-dash program.   Horse Racing New Brunswick would like to thank all horsemen, volunteers, staff and everyone who made racing in New Brunswick possible for the 2016 racing season.   Post time for race one at Exhibition Park Raceway is scheduled for a 1:00 P.M start.   Scott Waddell

Charlottetown, PE - Perfect Escape won the Thursday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in a dazzling 1:54.2. Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for the victory and put the Jackie Matheson trainee on the point lighting up fractions of 27.4, 57 and 1:26. The winner is owned by Jack Keenan, Stratford, PE and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ontario. Likely To Win was second with Three Truths third. Majian Chester won his trotting division for trainer-driver James Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley, Amherst, NS. The open trotters squared off in race 6 with Summerside track record holder Thunderaway, in line to Jason Hughes, beating Charlottetown trot record holder Osprey Impact in gate to wire fashion in 1:59.4. Foxyhall Racing, Summerside, PE is the owner. Driver Brian Andrew recorded a driving double on the program with Neal delivering as the favorite in the opener while long-shot Honor Roll upset the field in race 7. The horses are co-owned by Brian and William Andrew, Calgary, Alberta. Fly With Max, owned by Mark Ramsey, Greenwood, NS, posted an impressive mile of 1:55.4 for trainer Mark Bradley and driver Marc Campbell. It was Campbell's second winner of the night. Wager was 29,375 For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - The PEI Colt Stakes are in the books but this year's chapter belongs to Gilles Barrieau after the veteran harness racing driver recorded four winners in the Saturday afternoon program and made five trips to the winner's circle on the evening card for nine victories at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The New Brunswick native began his remarkable day aboard Twomacsoneshadow in the two-year-old colt division of the PEI Colt stakes tripping the timer in 1:58 flat and then came right back with Woodmere Dreams for trainer Ken Wilkie in 1:59.3. The driving triple came with Outrageous Belle while Woodmere Soul notched the grand-slam in 1:59to give Earl Watts a training double. The other PEI Colt stake winners in the afternoon were Goodmorning Ky (Norris Rogers), Tobinator (Corey MacPherson), Woodmere Finesse (Kenny Arsenault), Mick Dundee (Don MacNeill) and The Hawk (Danny Romo). The three-year-old colts and fillies were in the spotlight with the PEI Colt stakes under the lights for the second half of the double-header. Barrieau was back in victory lane with Jackson K Down for trainer Steve Mason and the Downey Stable, Quispamsis, NB. The former National Driving representative also collected stakes hardware with Every Time for trainer Eddy Doucette while Four Brass Starz and Santiago Style gave him his fourth on the night. Barrieau's ninth and final win of the day came with Clic K in the evening's top class in a torrid 1:53.3. The eight-year-old son of Shanghai Phil, owned by the Plo Stable, Donagh, PE and trained by Jackie Matheson, won by three lengths over a fast closing Nogreatmischief (Gary Chappell) and OK Galahad (Jason Hughes) third. Adam Merner enjoyed a driving triple with scores aboard Beaus Cowboy in the PEI Colt stakes in 1:56.3 for trainer Ron Gass and owner Alex MacPhee, Clyde River, PE. Merner also opened the card with Windemere Stanley and won the finale with Likely To Win in 1:55.4. The pacer notched his third win in a row. The other stakes winners were Southfield Sassy (Terry Gallant), Heart and Soul (Clare MacDonald), Alberta Sky (Ken Murphy) and Scarlet Safari (Marc Campbell). In other action, Drivingthedragon N captured the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series, presented by Standardbred Canada, for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Don MacRae, Vernon Bridge, PE. The mare stopped the timer in 1:55 flat for her third in a row. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Starcastic captured the Dr. Blair Kelly Memorial Pace Friday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Gilles Barrieau scored the winning drive over the rain soaked capital oval in 1:58.3 in the $2,350 event for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Bobbi Jo Gaudet of Charlottetown and Billy MacKenzie of Stratford. Iron Phil (Louis Philippe Roy) laid down the early fractions of 29, 58.1 and 1:29 to end up second with Starcastic using a second over trip to score the one length victory with with Waterside Light (Marc Campbell) finishing third. Barrieau and Matheson also teamed up for the win with Mozartsplace in 1:59 for owners Brad Duplisea and Shawn McAdam, both of Charlottetown. Jason Hughes had a driving double on the program, visiting the winner's circle with Fleurje after a 2:00.2 victory and Beckenbauer with a 2:01.2 win. The total wager was $47,242 on the 10-dash program. Old Home Week racing continues Saturday in Charlottetown with a doubleheader on tap with a 1 time for the afternoon card and a 7 p.m. post time for the evening program featuring Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer trial 1. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Clic K captured the MacPherson Roche Smith and Associates Pace Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau engineered the winning drive in the $2,100 feature event for owner PLO Stables of Donagh and trainer Jackie Matheson. The chestnut pacer went down the highway for an open length 1:54.4 victory over Casimir Luciano (Marc Campbell) and Pan Larceny (Louis Philippe Roy). Montreal Phil captured his division of the first leg of the Alpine $4,000 Claiming Series for Horse and Geldings winning in 1:56.2 for trainer Rene Allard and owners Allard Racing Inc. of Quebec. The win was number 60 of Montreal Phil's career and left the pacer just $32 shy of $700,000 in career earnings. Steve Morton of Nova Scotia paid the claiming tag for the veteran and will give him his new home. Beechwood Tiger won the other Horse and Geldings division in 1:58.2 for trainer-driver-owner Myles Heffernan of Nova Scotia. Campbell captured the Mares leg of the Alpine $4,000 claiming series with the Allard trained My Ideal Hanover in 1:56.3 for owners Allard Racing and Ameer Najor of Michigan. Raymond MacKinnon of Nova Scotia had the lucky claim on My Ideal Hanover. Marc Campbell had a grandslam on the card winning with his own trainees Dustylane Msvickie in 1:57.3 and Woodmere Articblue in 1:57.2 to add to his two Allard trained wins. Total wager for the program was $39,598. Old Home Week racing kicks off Friday evening at 6:30 PM. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - D GS Camme won the Saturday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park in 1:55.3. Driver Gilles Barrieau attempted to send D GS Camme to the lead from his outside post but that plan didn't work after they met some stiff opposition rounding the first turn. The duo decided to sit 5th to the opening quarter put up by All Turain (Corey MacPherson) in a swift 27.4. Camme was on the move on route to the half in 57.1 before taking command past the three quarter marker in 1:26. The Jackie Matheson trainee won by a half a length over All Turain while Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) was third. It was the second win in a row for the ownership team of Quentin & Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson, Charlottetown, PE. Veteran driver Gary Chappell scored a hat-trick on the program with wins aboard Textually Active, Unstoppable Speed and longshot Fly With Max who returned $30.80 to win. Ramblinglily captured the open mares in 1:55 flat for the fastest mile of the night. Walter Cheverie was in the bike for trainer Allan Jones and his co-owner Normand Leger, Shediac, NB. Marc Campbell notched a driving double with Freddie in the open trot and Daylyn Horizon. For complete results go to By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Fresh off his harness racing track record tying performance in the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Invitation, D Gs Camme will return to home turf on Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown. The six-year-old son of Blissfull Hall, who toyed with his rivals last time out clocking a season best score of 1:53.2, has drawn into post 7 for the Race 11 Preferred 1 pace on Saturday night. Owned by Quentin and Hal Bevan, Ron Matheson and Tom Clarke, D Gs Camme has yet to miss the board from his six starts in 2016. The Jackie Matheson trainee who will be piloted by Gilles Barrieau will square off with Smiley Bayama, Oh To Be Me, Waterside Light, Athletic Putnam, All Turain and Cecil Ladner winner OK Galahad. The 12-dash card gets under way at 6 p.m. and will feature six of the best mares the Maritimes has to offer in the $2,350 Open Mares Race 7. Matheson trainee Shadows Mystery is labeled as the 5-2 morning line choice for owner Gord Ford. Barrieau handles the driving assignment. Ramblinglily has drawn post 5 with Walter Cheverie in the bike for trainer Alan Jones. Open Mares mainstay Best Risque scores post 4 for trainer Brian Ladner and driver Jason Hughes. Some of the best three-year-old colts the Maritimes has to offer this season will head post ward in race 9. Magical Cowboy will put his three-race win streak on the line against stable mate Beaus Cowboy and the Kenny Arsenault trained and driver Lukes Cowboy. 'King of the Rock' set to take on Summerside bearcats; Willie searches for 60 Another action packed card is set for Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside with the 12-dash card getting underway at 1 p.m. The Backstretch Beat has landed on Inspired Art as their top billing in the Allison 'Hook' Walsh Memorial, for owner Elizabeth Courtney, trainer Marc Campbell and catch-driver Ryan Desroche. "The 'King of the Rock' is back in Summerside and he's had three bang up performances, in which he has yet to miss the board," said the Beat. "Despite the youngster getting the catch drive, the old horses class will kick in to cover that off." The Newfoundland invader who won nine of ten races last season will have to content with the hometown horse Motorino from the rail. The Terry Gallant trainee has been no worse than third in his past three starts and has finished second at the $12 , 000 claiming ranks in his past two outings. Ken Murphy picks up the catch mount. Veteran free-legged pacer Blu Meadow Willie will search for his 60th lifetime win for the ownership group of Bob and Brenda Macinnis of Summerside. The winner of over $91, 000 lifetime has drawn into post 5 in the 12th race finale with Walter Cheverie handling the driving duties. By Bo Ford

Casimir Luciano returned to his winning way on a harness racing Friday afternoon in the Canada Day Pace at Red Shores Summerside. Marc Campbell put the Ralph Sweet trainee on top for every call for his tenth win of the season, stopping the teletimer in 1:56.4. The win puts the seven-year old gelded son of Sir Luck over $10, 000 in earnings on the season. The first two-year-old winner of the 2016 season came in Race 5 on the afternoon courtney of Twomacsoneshadow.   The two-year-old son of Shadow Play was put on top at every call by driver Gilles Barrieau winning in 1:59.   Trained by Earl Watts the first win lifetime came for owners Wayne Mac Rae and the Howmac Farms LTD.   The win was one of two victories for the Maritime Magic Man on the card. Drivers Terry Gallant, Jason Hughes and Ken Murphy all enjoyed driving doubles on the card.   For complete results go to   By Bo Ford  

Charlottetown, PE - Fightmaster, with catch-driver Gilles Barrieau in the bike, captured the Thursday night harness racing feature in 1:59.2 over a rain soaked track at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The surface was rated as good with a three second variant. Eagle Jolt was second with the Big Bite third. Fightmaster is trained by Mike McGuigan for his co-owner Jack Quinn, Charlottetown, PE. The 3-7-2 triactor paid $156.90, 3-7 exactor returned $46.00 with the superfecta 3-7-2-6 paying $110.80. Three trotters made trips to the winner's circle on the card including Freddie who won the open trot for trainer-driver Marc Campbell. The newcomer notched his third win in a row for the ownership group known as Three Wiseman Stable. Hopedale Dora (Joey Pineau) and Professor Gordon (Vince Poulton) also won their respective divisions. Marc Campbell recorded a driving triple while Gary Chappell, Vince Poulton and Barrieau recorded driving doubles. Trainer Earl Watts had two winners from his stable. Wager was $30,353. For complete results and pays go to By Lee Drake

Summerside, PE – The opening day of stakes season is now part of history as Red Shores Summerside played host to the Ruby Chappell Memorial stakes for three-year old fillies while the three-year colts performed in divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial. Glory Jean opened up the Chappell stakes with a 1:59.3 score for Mark Bradley, trainer Tom Weatherbie and owner-breeder Blair Hansen, Charlottetown. Howmacscanasta delivered as the post time favorite for Gilles Barrieau in 1:58.2 in her respective divison while Hart of Windemere was presented with the hardware after her top place finish for Marc Campbell. The filly is trained by Earl Watts for owner-breeder Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire and John Howatt, Charlottetown, PE. The fourth and final division of the Chappell memorial went to All About Madi and Walter Cheverie for owners-breeders Leith and Leslie Waite and their co-owner Spencer Waite, Summerside, PE. Dusty Lane Arby was a five length winner in the opening division of the Bob Dewar memorial for three-year-old colts. The Ron Gass trainee was handled by Corey MacPherson. The Brandons Cowboy colt, bred by Gass, was impressive stopping the timer in 1:57.3 which included a 28.3 closing quarter. Lukes Cowboy reached up in the final strides to win his $5,975 split for Kenny Arsenault. Philip Valley is the breeder and co-owns with Jeffery Ruch and Glenn Bechtel, Ontario. In other action, Burkes Bandit was placed the winner in his respective division of the Dewar after the judges ruled an interference call on winner Alberta Sky. The placing triggered a win ticket of $75.40 on the nose and a triactor pay off of $458.10. Macpherson did the driving for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke. The colt was bred by Owen and Donna MacLean. The final match-up in the Dewar memorial was won by Jackson K Down for Barrieau. Steve Mason conditions the colt for the Downey Stables who are also the breeder of the colt who won 12 of 13 starts in 2015. His debut was a solid 1:57.4. Casimir Luciano, being sent off a 2-1 odds, wired the finale for Campbell and owner-trainer Ralph Sweet, O’Leary, PE. The horse has seven wins from 10 starts this season.   For complete results go to  by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

Pompano Beach, FL...November 14, 2015...Panocchio, fresh off of a 1:48.3 track record performance at Pompano Park last Sunday, looks to defend his title in the featured $10,000 Open Handicap Pace this Sunday.   The five year-old son of No Pan Intended, owned by trainer Jim Mattison along with Emile Johnson, Jr., will, once again, have Dan Clements in the sulky as this lifetime winner of $280,267 seeks his 35th career victory and 11th of this current semester.   Trainer Mattison is in awe of his star performer reflecting, "He's just an amazing horse that keeps throwing pleasant surprises our way. He sure keeps a smile on our faces," the "our" referring to wife Vicki, who "is the one who keeps him happy!"   Panocchio's task will not be an easy one as Alexa's Jackpot, the mighty fine son of Million Dollar Cam from the Marty Fine Stable, is back in to go after setting up Panocchio's new mark by cutting fractions of :26.4; :54 and 1:21.3 before finishing a strong second to the winner last week. Joe Pavia, Jr. will be back in the bike back of Alexa's Jackpot.   Also in the field is Duc Dorleans, making his return to Pompano Park. This son of Shanghai Phil, now five, is trained by Jacques Dupont and have Donald Dupont in the bike for this encounter.   Duc Dorleans is the richest performer in the field with $547,602 to go along with a 1:48.4 mark at Mohawk. The "Duc" also owns a 1:49 mark here at Pompano.   Whogoesfirst, Lyons Johnny and Next Thing Smoke'n complete the talented million dollar field.   Also on the Sunday program is the highly anticipated appearance of the leading driver up in the Canadian Maritime Provinces, Gilles Barrieau.   Barrieau, a native of St. John, New Brunswick, has won well over 4,000 races during his start-studded career with 151 of those this year in only 440 starts, which translates into a UDRS "batting average" of .510.   Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey calls Barrieau the "Ty Cobb" of harness racing explaining, "you know, Ty Cobb was one of the greatest hitters in baseball history and batted over .400 on several occasions.   "Barrieau bats over .400 just about every year, too. In fact, I don't think he's been under .400 for the past 10 years."   Hennessey is correct.   Since 2005, Gilles Barrieau has "batted" over the magic .400 mark every year with a full season high of .495 in 2006, based on his 217-114-94 scorecard in 629 starts.   Barrieau is down to drive three races on Sunday night--the 9th, 10th and 12th races.   In the ninth, Barrieau will handle the lines back of Electric Albert for Gary Mc Donald, listed at 8 to 1 in the morning line and coming off of a win at Rideau Carleton in his last start.   In the 10th, trainer Mc Donald has entrusted the line to Barrieau back of F Twenty Two, also making a debut at Pompano Park and also 8 to 1 in the morning line.   Ib Pompano Park's Super Hi-5 finale, Barrieau will handle Scotty Mach N--again for trainer Mc Donald--coming off a win at Rideau Carleton, as well. Stepping up in class after that success, Scotty Mach N is listed as a 15 to 1 chance in Pompano Park's morning line for the 12th.   Sunday Post Time is 7:30 with a $10,000 Guarantee in place for the track's Pick-4, covering races six through nine.   by John Berry, for Pompano Park

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - It was all harness racing driver "Barrieau", all day at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park for Atlantic Breeder's Crown championship Sunday. The New Brunswick reinsman won seven races on the 15-dash program including three Atlantic Breeder's Crown finals as the 2015 Atlantic Sires Stakes season came to a close. Hoawmacscanasta gave Barrieau his first Breeder's Crown victory of the day in the $22,000 two-year-old pacing filly final. The daughter of Articulator was a 1:59.2 winner over sloppy conditions for trainer Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae of Nova Scotia and Robert Tilley and Lester Mott of New Brunswick. West River Ambyr (Clare MacDonald) was second with Brookdale Liz (Bernard McCallum) third. The two-year-old pacing colt Jackson K Down won his $22,000 Breeder's Crown final in 1:58.2 for driver Barrieau, trainer Stephen Mason and owners Downey stables of New Brunswick. Fellow Mason stable mate KD Overdrive (Marc Campbell) was second with Magical Cowboy (Ken Murphy) finishing third. Dixieland Band captured the $22,000 three-year-old pacing colt breeder's crown with a 1:57.2 victory with Barrieau in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe. Archrival Proven Desire (Campbell) was second with Ultimatelyhandsome (Darren Crowe) in third. Barrieau also captured the $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Invitational in 1:56.1 with D Gs Camme for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Ron Matheson, Tom Clark and Quentin and Hal Bevan, all of Charlottetown. Clic K (MacDonald) came in second while All Turain (Todd Trites) was third. General Luckypercy was a winner in 1:57.3 as trainer Matheson and driver Barrieau teamed up again in the $3,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown Open Mares pace for owner Jodi Lynn Matheson. Barrieau's other two wins came in overnight events with Prince Adam in 1:58.3 and Astronomical Union in 2:01. In other Atlantic Breeder's Crown action, veteran reinsman Leonard McGuigan visited the winner's circle in the $9,000 two-year-old trot final with Glencove Zani in 2:06.2 over Howmac Gypsy (Jack Panting) and Da Master (Campbell). Glencove Zani is owned and trained by Ted Smallwood of Stratford. The $9,000 three-year-old trot final saw Paymenowpaymelater victorious in 2:02.3 for driver Campbell, trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. JK Blaze (Mike Stevenson) was second with Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) third. Both Atlantic Breeder's Crown trot finals are sponsored by Meridian Farms. Campbell had another Breeder's Crown victory as his own trainee Dustylane Msvickie captured the three-year-old pacing filly final in 1:57.1 for owner Grayland Farm of Nova Scotia. Three Pink Bows (Danny Romo) was second with Elm Grove Joanette (Kenny Arsenault) finishing third. Campbell had a total of four winners on the day. The Saturday afternoon program featured four $5,000 Atlantic Breeder's Crown pacing consolations with Riverboat Dancer (Mike Stevenson) winning the two-year-old filly consolation in 2:02.3, Brandons Glory (Barrieau) winning the two-year-old colt consolation in 2:00.3, Invader M (MacDonald) victorious in the three-year-old filly consolation in 2:00.4 and George (Neldie MacDonald) winning the three-year-old colt consolation in 2:00.1. Campbell had four winner's on the Saturday program, while Barrieau visited the winner's circle a total of three times. Trainer Kevin MacLean had a training triple, with Harold Shepherd and Wade Sorrie both training two winners on the program. By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Charlottetown, PE - Outside The Wire was put right on the point by harness racing driver Gilles Barrieau and the duo held off challengers to win the Thursday night feature in 1:57.1 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell) was second with Perfect Escape (Marc Campbell) rallying for third. Barrieau enjoyed a grand-slam with four winners on the night. The NB driver is racking up the victories as he teams up with MacQuarrie's Meats in the annual Drive for Charity promotion to raise money for the local food bank. The campaign continues until the end of the month. Diamond Mine streaked to victory in the opening trot class for driver Willie Murphy, trainer Cindy MacDonald and her co- owner Tanya MacKinnon, Souris, PE. The other trot challenge went to Neal in a dazzling performance for driver Brian Andrew and co-owner William Andrew, Calgary, PE Painted Desert (6/1) matched the fastest trip of the night for pilot Mark Bradley. It was the second winner of the night for Bradley who was driving for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke Marc Campbell also recorded a driving double on the program. Frank Banks had a training double. For complete results go to Saturday and Sunday features the weekend of champions with the Atlantic Breeders Crown. Post time for both events at 1pm with the Bell-Aliant Race Day show covering all the action. By Lee Drake

It was Super Sunday at the harness racing meeting at Red Shores Summerside featuring a stakes filled day honoring the Joe O'Brien memorial, Lady Slipper and the Atlantic Aged Mares Final. The big showdown of the afternoon went to Dixieland Band and driver Gilles Barrieau after they teamed up to fend off a fast closing Proven Desire in their respective gold division of the O'Brien. Proven Desire, under the command of Marc Campbell, took his shot when Campbell angled him out on route to the three-quarter pole with the big colts going toe to toe through the stretch but it wasn't quite enough. Dixieland Band has 11 wins from 16 starts for owners David and Aaron MacKenzie and Reg MacPherson. The colt, who toured the Prince County oval in 1:56.1, is trained by Kevin MacLean. The victory was Barrieau's fourth trip to the winner's circle. Woodmere Fullalife (Paul Langille) completed the triactor. JJ Romeo, in line to Mike Stevenson, captured O'Brien gold for owner Daniel Ross, Belfast, PE. The runner up was Bngs Express (Danny Romo) The three-year-old fillies were in action with the Lady Slipper stakes with Campbell taking both gold splits aboard Three Pink Bows and Dustylane Msvickie. This year's Gold Cup & Saucer winning pilot recorded a driving triple which included a score with trotter Paymenowpaymelater for trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi, Stanchel, PE. The stage was also set for the nine finalists in the Atlantic Aged Mares Final for $16,517 presented by Standardbred Canada. Rail sitter For All We Know knocked off race favorite Ramblinglily in 1:57.1. Gary Chappell engineered the winning drive for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield, PE. Ramblinglily (Walter Cheverie) was second with Brodys Leona (Ken Murphy) third. For a complete list of the stakes winners go to Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE – Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park hosted the latest edition of the PEI Colt Stakes with a harness racing double-header on Saturday. It was a record breaking afternoon for Heart and Soul. Heart and Soul, owned by Earith and George Riley, Kensington, PE, toured the legendary oval in a dazzling 1:55.3 setting a new track record for two-year-old colts. Trainer-driver Clare MacDonald sent the son Western Paradise, bred by Riley Farms, to the point and crushed fractions of 29.1, 57.2 and 1:26.2 winning by an incredible 19 and half lengths. The mile erased the former record of 1:56 set by Astronomical and Dr. Ian Moore in 2004. K D Overdrive pushed his win to four for Downey Stable, NB. The colt was handled by Gilles Barrieau who enjoyed a driving triple on the afternoon with victories aboard stakes star Jackson K Downe and PL Faststrike. Driver Corey MacPherson recorded a hat-trick aboard two stakes winners on Dixie Lullaby and Dustylanemissmolly. MacPherson also guided Mach Vegas to top honours for trainer Adam Merner. The other divisional winners in the PEI Colt Stakes on the afternoon program were Howmac Fiesty (Danny Romo), Paradise Paradox (Bernard McCallum) and J K Cowboy (Ryan Perrot). Evening Edition “Welcome to Gilles Barrieau night,” boomed track announcer Vance Cameron when the NB driver crossed the finish line on top for an astonishing seventh time on the 14 dash program at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The card featured the PEI Colt Stakes for three-year-olds and the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series. Barrieau was in the bike when Dixieland Band torched the city track in a red hot 1:54.4 in his respective division over Proven Desire (Marc Campbell) and Goodmorningmister third. The colt is trained by Kevin MacLean for owners Reg MacPherson, David MacKenzie, Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie, Winsloe, PE. The “Maritime Magic Man” also had his picture taken with the same connections when stable stars Pictonian Edge and Forever Paradise scored under the lights. Barrieau, who has teamed up with MacQuarrie’s Meats to raise money for the Upper Room Foodbank in the Drive for Charity promotion, was almost unstoppable winning half of the scheduled races. His top assignments also included Ultimatelyhandsome, Braveheart De Vie in the MacPhee Memorial, General Luckypercy in a division of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series and Artners in Crime. PEI Colt Stakes hardware was also presented to Elm Grove Joanette (Kenny Arsenault), Tobins Lady (Jason Hughes), Camco Titan (Corey MacPherson) and Dustylane Msvickie (Marc Campbell). In other action, Rambinglily, under the command of Walter Cheverie, notched her seventh victory in a row in her leg of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series in 1:57.4 for trainer Allan Jones. By Lee Drake

Charlottetown, PE - Clic K, with Gilles Barrieau in the bike, notched his fourth win in a row with three straight coming on PEI soil after taking the Saturday night harness racing feature in a dazzling 1:54.3 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jackie Matheson does the training for the pacer's owners Plo stables of Donagh, PE. Barrieau, who also enjoyed a big day at Fredericton Raceway before heading to Red Shores, sent the seven-year-old to the point and laid down fractions of 27.3, 56.2 and 1:26.1 while sprinting to the finish to win by open lengths over First Art Down (Ken Murphy) and McJestic (Corey MacPherson). In other action, Pleasure Girls, handled by Corey MacPherson who had two victories on the card, was moved to top place in the trot class after the winner Thunderaway was placed second for being inside two consecutive pylons. Majian Chester completed the triactor. Driver Marc Campbell recorded a hat-trick scoring with Windemere Stanley for owner Kyle Gillis, Truro, N.S, Dusty Lane Msvickie owned by Grayland Farm, Pugwash, N.S. and Eagle Jolt for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald, Orwell, PE. Barrieau, MacPherson, Gordie Hennessey and Jason Hughes had driving doubles. For complete results go to By Lee Drake  

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